IND180AA (Technology Business Planning: Introduction, Evaluate & Select Technology, Planning, Customer Development, and Business Models)

Welcome to Technology Business Planning: Introduction, Evaluate & Select Technology, Planning, Customer Development, and Business Models (IND180AA). In this course, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals used to identify new technologies and innovations for profitable commercial feasibility. You will have the opportunity to learn about the determination of capabilities, resources, and interests of an entrepreneur including the evaluation and selection of technology opportunities. In addition, you will learn about various topics including: the creation of a business concept and plan, customer development and business models. Note: A companion course (IND180AB Technology and Business Planning: Financial Topics, Legal Issues, Resource Management, and Growth) continues the sequence of topics to include finances, venture capital, accounting, marketing, sales, legal formation, intellectual property, operations, resource management, growth, harvest and success.
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Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Other Material Types:
Online Course
Rio Salado College
Project Name:
National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium (NISGTC)
Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship, technology ventures, innovation and technology, trends, business opportunities, dynamic capitalism, decision matrices, mission, competitive advantage, SWOT analysis, intellectual property, operations management, value chain

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Business & Industry Leadership Teams (BILTs)
Industry Sector:
Information Technology -- Computer Operating Systems (Programming), Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Network Security, IT Security (51)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations (15-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Other
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:

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